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On Thursday, Poynter published an open letter from The International Fact-Checking Network to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The letter reprimanded the prevalence of false news on Facebook., which is run out of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, was among the 20 global fact-checking organizations to sign the note.

The letter addressed Zuckerberg's Nov. 12 Facebook post, in which he described the problem of finding accurate news online. The International Fact-Checking Network agreed with his statement but also called Facebook part of the problem . However, the organization asserted that the social network could play a role in fixing it as well.

The fact-checking agencies that signed the letter argued for "a more accurate news ecosystem" on Facebook. They expressed interest in helping Facebook revamp the accuracy element of its users individualized News Feeds.

Since Facebook has become critical to spreading information and is what the International Fact-Checking Network called "a vital component of a healthy public debate," its influence could help to ameliorate the global conversation on divisive issues.